WhatsApp Starts To Ban GBWhatsApp & Other Unsupported Versions
WhatsApp has taken the drastic step to eliminate the use of third-party apps like WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp (modded apps).
WhatsApp has already started to ban users that are using 3rd party applications like GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and YOWhatsApp on their Android devices.
A statement released by the instant messenger app on its website reads says:
If you received an in-app message stating your account is “Temporarily banned” this means that you’re likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app. If this is the case, you must download the official app to continue using WhatsApp.
Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp, are altered versions of WhatsApp. These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our Terms of Service. WhatsApp doesn’t support these third-party apps because we can’t validate their security practices.
The other WhatsApp versions such as GBWhatsApp are popular with users because they have plenty of features that are still missing from the real WhatsApp.
In an attempt to fill that gap, developers started creating modded versions of WhatsApp that went above and beyond to make sure users get the features that aren’t present in the actual app.
However, these ‘fake’ WhatsApps pose a significant threat to WhatsApp and to the users as well in terms of privacy and security.